With talk of a sequel before the movie’s even released, and with Disney subsidiary Marvel always including some kind of post-credits tease or clip, the question of whether or not Disney’s live-action “Jungle Book” film will follow in this increasingly traditional move is a pertinent one.
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Judging by pre-release screenings of “The Jungle Book,” the film does not have any kind of extra content after the credits — no backdoor teaser for a sequel or any other kind of reflection on the events of the film or humorous postscript.
However, the first part of the end credits is worth staying for regardless, as it features a flipbook-style encore performance of King Louie’s song “I Wan’na Be Like You.” Christopher Walken, who plays Louie, kills it and it’s worth hearing a second time. King Louie also sings it in the film proper.
But once the song concludes, there’s no more “movie” to see, just the credit scroll.
“The Jungle Book” is expected to be the top film at the American box office in its opening weekend by a mile, with analysts forecasting a take of more than $70 million for its first three days in theaters. It looks likely to best fellow newcomer “Barbershop: The New Cut” and holdovers “The Boss” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
This is the first big screen version of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” collection of stories since 2003’s animated “The Jungle Book 2.” Jon Favreau‘s live-action movie is a remake of sorts of Disney’s 1967 animated version of “The Jungle Book,” and even includes a couple musical numbers from that film.
“The Jungle Book” stars Neel Sethi as Mowgli, along with the vocal talents of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walker and Garry Shandling. It’s directed by Jon Favreau and written by Justin Marks.